Japanese Food With Karaoke

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 7 March 2015 3:21 pm




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We went to the Japanese restaurant in Little Brook again but this time, Karaoke was on our mind.  If  you didn’t know by now, the Japanese restaurant has a Karaoke room.  Who doesn’t like singing around this area right?  especially us Asians.  I was told that I can get a good entertainment set here, so  Mail your order today!  if you love singing a lot and want your home to have some entertainment.

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It was a very busy night at the restaurant even though we weren’t expecting it to be that busy.  Jessica had some spicy miso soup to start with and I had the ordinary kind of miso soup.

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Lots of seaweeds and tofu , unlike some Japanese restaurant that can be quite stingy when it comes to tofu and seaweed.

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I ordered some mixed tempura and my g/f ordered a traditional little brook roll and I ordered something else as you can see here.

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The mixed tempura only had one shrimp, so it wasn’t enough for all of us of course, we had 2 adults and 2 kids with us.

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Some soft shell crab for appetizer , and it was yums !

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And my g/f ordered another type of roll but this one was really spicy.  Luckily for us, we were going for Karaoke, so we waited to eat it a little later with our Karaoke session.  For those who loved singing , check out the Japanese restaurant at little brook.

Simple Lunch Series #6

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Friday 6 March 2015 3:41 pm




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My simple lunch series #6 is lunch at home because I had a sick kid.  So a curry noodles from the Penang White Curry Noodles all the way from Toronto was what I had.  So simple to cook and just nice for a cold day.  You can put in anything you want , of course, I had veggies, some chicken and a hard boil egg to go with my noodles.  So cheap, so easy to cook and so gooddddd!

Dog Friendly Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 4 March 2015 12:43 pm




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 So I was up in Toronto a few weeks ago, and instead of bringing me to our regular Tim Hortons , I was brought to this very cute cafe in the suburbs who welcomed not only humans but dogs as well.  The two mascot dogs had  dog halloween costumes on them and were rather friendly and not rowdy at all.

I came home thinking about our little town and wonder if the same concept will fly here too?  There are plenty of dog lovers around town and I sometimes see dogs being tied outside of Tim Hortons while the owner is inside getting a cup of  Joe.  I do love coffee and chatting with friends, so I’m currently exploring this idea but Chloe doesn’t really like dogs that much, but having a dog cafe around town may help kids like her to get friendly with dogs again?

Steak Special On Thursdays

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Wednesday 25 February 2015 12:43 pm




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If you think I haven’t been eating a lot lately, then you are wrong, it’s just that I’ve been traveling a little for work, so I haven’t had the time to update as often as I want to.  But did you know that Thursdays are steak days at Jungle Jim’s where you can get steaks at a cheaper price?  If you didn’t then you should give it a try because we didn’t know either.

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It was quite a busy evening at Jungle Jim’s , so be there early if you want your dinner at a right time.  I went with some friends and Chloe of course.  Chloe didn’t have any steak but the rest of us did.  We ordered medium rare , and the steak came out quite  nicely, I have to say.

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Still a bit too chewy for my liking but better than what I’ve had previously at Jungle Jim’s.  You can order some sides for like $1.49 , and change your french fries for a salad at an extra price.  Drinks and desserts were extra and we had tea , while the kid had apple juice.   So do check out our local Jungle Jim’s if you are in town on a Thursday for a piece of good steak.

PS :  Best beef I had were Kobe Steak in Japan but you can now get Kobe beef in different parts of USA , as they started exporting some Kobe beef during the last few years.

Simple Lunch Series #5

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Thursday 19 February 2015 12:59 pm




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Continuing with my Simple Lunch Series, here is some rice with mixed veggies and some shrimp and garlicky pork ribs for just $8 at the New Century Restaurant.  I don’t like eating so much rice and had only asked ofr 2 pieces of pork ribs but they gave me more.  The Zhu’s are really good to their customers.

Food For A Cold Winter Night

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Sunday 15 February 2015 1:05 pm




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Comfort food from home on a cold winter night like this really warms not only the tummy but the heart as well.  The paste was sent from home and this is the Malaysian version of Hokkien Noodles with spicy chilli and prawn stock.  I put in some veggies as well and shrimp and an egg to make the bowl of noodles a meal by itself.  Because of how oily it is, I can’t eat more than a bowl but it was definitely yummy to the max.

Simple Lunch Series #4

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Tuesday 10 February 2015 1:17 pm




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Complimentary lotus roots soup came with my lunch today, and it was priceless.  I would have paid anything for this bowl of soup and I had 2 bowls of it.  I kept one for dinner of course.  Soup was so goooodddd!

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My lunch was fried noodles, with brocolli , fish tofu and mushroom.  Yummy to the max, the noodles were too much for me.  Loved my mushrooms, fish tofu, bean sprouts as well as broccoli.

Breakfast For Champions

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Monday 2 February 2015 4:43 pm




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Wait Staff Can Make Or Break You

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,General,My Musing | Friday 2 January 2015 4:10 pm




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I thought I would share my 2 cents with you since I eat out a lot because of work.  Most time, we choose a restaurant because of how good the food is but sometimes, one can stop going to a restaurant not only because of bad food but more like the wait staff just don’t make the cut.

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I’m pleased to let you all know that 99% of the wait staff that I’ve come across in our small town are awesome but of course , there are just 1 or 2 of them that irks me each time I go to their restaurant.  I won’t name which wait staff  nor the restaurant because that ain’t important.  The important fact is , the next time I encounter that particular wait staff, I’m gonna ask to change a table or change the person waiting on me.

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I normally, try to ignore the tacky service as I’m sure that I’m not perfect either when I serve my customers at my store.  I am sure some people don’t like me either but if I am paying close to $80 for meals at lunch, I wanna be able to enjoy my lunch and not have to deal with tacky services.

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So yes, good wait staff are awesome to have but if no one tells that particular wait stuff about his/her tacky service, then he or she might not even know that he or she might have offended other customers as well.  But if I keep asking for another wait staff, I hope that he or she will get the hint.

So my 2015 ‘s new year resolution ?  not to condone tacky services, because if it irks me so much , how can i enjoy my food for the next hour.  And I certainly don’t deserve that. well, nobody deserves tacky services.

Simple Lunch Series #3

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Monday 10 November 2014 10:53 pm




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My simple lunch today with rice are these squids from Su Lee & shrimps from the Zhu’s – how much ?  didn’t cost me a cent.  I provided the chilli sauce from home, some sambal paste from Tean’s and the Zhu’s cooked them up for me for lunch.  It was so yummy!  I had leftover to go with my supper as well.

Our Asian community might be small here but we do look out for each other.

Simple Lunch Series #2

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Wednesday 5 November 2014 12:33 am




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My lunch for today is Chef #2  – this consist of noodles – already pan – fried till crispy with lots of veggies , mushrooms and shrimp.  As you can see here, I alternate between noodles and rice because rice and noodles are our Asian’s staple food.  But I can only eat a little rice and a little noodles and as usual, I ask for a lot of veggies and very little shrimp or meat.  I rarely eat meat as you can see in my blog because I prefer seafood to meat.  But don’t get me wrong, I do eat chicken once in a while and chicken wings are my favorite.  I used to love a steak every now and then but these days, I prefer the simpler meal.  Lunch was like $8 and it was a really good lunch as you can see here.

More Food From Food Bloggers

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food Bloggies,Food From Home,Food Review | Monday 27 October 2014 9:28 pm




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It`s pretty awesome to have foodies from all over the world as your friends.  And yes, I`m super blessed to have friends from all over the world send me food because they know I can`t buy the food over here in Yarmouth.  So every month , I do get care packages from friends and family from all over the world because they must like me . heheh!

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I have some teh tarik from home, some lychee jello for chloe .

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And of course, some Assam fish paste for my assam fish curry.  I also learned a new way to cook my assam curry and recently I`ve been experimenting more with my food.  And yes, my kid and I are totally blessed with so many people to love us and take care of us.

Curry Shrimp With Veggies

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 25 October 2014 10:07 pm




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 Ì`m sure by now you all know how much I loved spicy food.  And the spicier the better.  So the Zhu`s at the New Century Restaurant tries every which way to help me with my lunch all the time.  So today , I order some shrimp with curry and of course the veggies with some rice.  Not too much rice but this was definitely spicy !!!  good food !  yums!

PS  :  Be nice to the restaurant owners and you can get all kind of food. But of course, don`t be an asshole of an owner , like some people in some restaurant that we all know, else ppl will just stop eating at your place.  If you can`t take constructive criticism than that will be your downfall. Your lost not mine – plenty of restaurants to eat from.

Comfort Food From Home

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review | Tuesday 21 October 2014 9:35 pm




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Bee hoon soup is comfort food from home.  One eats them when the weather is very cold and when you are not feeling too good.  It`s cooked with some chicken stock, some vermicelli, veggies and shrimp or any kind of meat you want to add.  I`m very lucky because the chinese restaurant here would cook the kind of comfort food that I want and when I don`t have any appetite to eat or just want a quick bite, I order this.

Halloween Donut

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Baking,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Friday 17 October 2014 9:40 pm




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Tim Hortons have a special donut for all season and all occasions, this one is the Halloween donut and I think they will stop making it once Halloween is over.  Chloe said it is pretty good and it is a little bit more expensive than the usual donut I think.  But who cares about the price if the donut is good right?  So Chloe have had this twice but she also likes the birthday donut as well and I can assure you if they are good and she likes it, it must mean that it’s ridiculously sweet.

Butter Curry Chicken From Farmer’s Market

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food From Home,Food Review,Indian,My Musing | Saturday 4 October 2014 1:56 pm




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I wanted something different for lunch on the weekend and when I saw that the Farmer’s market had butter chicken, I had to get some.  But of course, it was too early for lunch, so it was kept in silver foil for a few hours , thus it was kinda mushy after awhile.  The rice and butter chicken was still warm when I ate it at 2.30pm and it was pretty good.  The next time, I would separate the butter chicken and rice, so that the rice wouldn’t be so mushy.

I do like the butter chicken but it didn’t have the stronger taste that I’m used to and it wasn’t as spicy as I liked it.  I prefer my butter chicken with chunks of chicken  and since I use jasmine rice for my own butter chicken, I didn’t smell any jasmine in the one that I bought at the Farmer’s Market.  But it was overall, a good lunch for $6.50 tax included.  Would I get it again?  definitely !

My $20 Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Pizzas | Friday 26 September 2014 6:29 pm




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Thus far my most expensive pizza in Canada I think – but don’t quote me , I could be wrong because I haven’t had pizza for a long time now.   I’ve always eaten pizza from Boston Pizza and haven’t had Greco’s for the longest time , but the day I did it was because the store was full and there was no time to go out to get proper food.  So I was also craving fro a pizza or was I craving more for tabasco sauce now?

I ordered a hawaiin pizza , with pineapple and chicken but I wanted it to be a thin crusted pizza , so it cost me a little more than the usual pizza.  Pizza was good but because as you can see it was huge, it took me a few days to finish it.  But it was an awesome pizza and I would definitely order them again if i had someone else to share the pizza with.

The pizza wasn’t greasy and it was filled with yummies and although i couldn’t finish it , i did leave it for the next day and the day after.  Of course, after the 2 day, it didn’t taste as good anymore but nevertheless edible.   But i still love my tuscan pizza from Boston Pizza – individual size, but I don’t mind the Hawaiin from Greco either.  So there, you have it, my lovely $20 Pizza.

Simple But Nutritious Food

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review | Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:20 pm




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Watercress soup that were compliments from the chinese restaurant. Yummy to the max!  I had so much rich food lately, I decided to order something light and healthy.

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Some shrimps with beansprouts and rice.  Yumms ! and super healthy!

A Return To Boston Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Thursday 18 September 2014 12:09 pm




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We haven’t been to Boston Pizza for a long time.  Not because we don’t like the food but because they didn’t have anything that Chloe would eat.  So we opt for places that she would eat and end up giving poor Boston Pizza a skip.  But today, only us girls were going ot for lunch on a weekday without the kids, so we gave Boston Pizza another go.  My g/f Lynette had a pizza with meat in it.

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And me and another g/f had the same thing , so I didn’t take extra pictures , after all, they looked the same.  Jambalaya pasta was what we asked for but her plate was a lot less than mine , I don’t know why.  So I scoped my portion of pasta for my g/f and let her have some of mine.  Her gravy was little too but I had asked for more gravy – so weird right?   Pasta was good but it lacked a little oomph this time , nevertheless, it was a good meal.

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Our lunch came with a side and we both chose a green with raspberry vinaigrette, but I think i should have chosen the ceasar and mixed it up a bit.

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And dear Lynette had an apple crisp for dessert.  She said it was yummy!  Boston pizza has this promotion where you pay $5 and kids can get 5 free meals with an adult.   I wished that Chloe would eat at Boston pizza, I would have so bought it.

Home Made Omurice

Posted by mamabok | Food From Home,Food Review,Japanese | Thursday 11 September 2014 7:36 pm




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I haven’t cooked a lot this summer because we’ve been doing a little bit more traveling than usual for my work online.  But I was really happy to be able to cook omurice because I had been craving for it.  I can’t find omurice in Halifax , but back home omurice is popular in the Japanese restaurants.  This is my first time attempting omurice and of course, there are many kind of omurice but I am doing the “original” omurice by cooking with dogs.

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This is the rice with the sauce.

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An 2 eggs to wrap the rice and some ketchup on top.  And it turned out pretty good.  Next time, I won’t cook so much rice because I had so much leftover.

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